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. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. now, myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappy. human rights groups say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser, tom donilon, defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with against muslim rohina with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displaced. the white house says the
of cambodia before, but president obama is about to do so. no sitting president has visited burma either. but president obama is about to go there too. no president has ever done that. when he's there, he will meet with the opposition leader. what is the side note of this historic trip to burma? before the u.s. government decided to send a president to the country, we first decided we were ready to send a rock band to that country. the state department under a brand new president obama in 2009 authorized the great l.a. latin fusion band to go tour burma. a sort of ambassadors for u.s. culture in that part of the world. burma has only finally ended military rule there as of last year. after president obama makes his visit there this weekend, we have now learned we're going to be sending another american musical act to follow up the president's trip. this time it's jason mraz. he's scheduled to play a gig december 16th. he's going to be playing outdoors free of charge. even though we expect democrats and republicans to fight over everything these days, the associated press notes that mitch
and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will arrive in thailand before moving to cambodia and then on monday, going to make a little history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> arthel: a desperate search from the sky and sea for two men missing in an oil rig fire. the coast guard is searching for the men still missing after an oil platform in the gulf of mexico off the coast of louisiana caught fire yesterday. the explosion left four other men badly burned. it's believed the fire began when a torch was used to cut into an oil line. >> rick: now hundreds of war veterans pitching in here at home in order to help folks recover from devastation of super storm sandy and anna kooiman is in the rockaways in queens, new york, where a lot of veterans have been on the ground since sandy hit. good to see you. >> great to see you as well. we're hearing the city of new york condemned some 200 homes because of safety hazards and this group is trying to save as many houses as they can, working 18 hours a day and work through the nor east that are hit a week an
base a few minutes ago traveling to southeast asia for a four-day visit. president obama will attend a regional summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he is also going to be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activists. >>> leaders in congress say they're confident they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. this after the president met with house leaders in a closed door meeting on capitol hill. no one is talking about how things are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to let taxes increase for people making more than 200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000 a year. republicans oppose that and lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address this country's debt? >> how you doing today? >> and there was a pretty outgoing can on the hill yesterday. a group of young adults have formed a campaign called the can kicks back in response to the fiscal cliff talk. they're trying to put the pressure on lawmakers to make sure they handle
his first overseas trip since winning re-election. mr. obama will head to southeast asia for a four-day visit and attend a summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he will be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activist aung san suu kyi. >>> this morning leaders in congress say they are optimistic they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. the president and house leaders showed confidence after a closed door meeting on capitol hill. the republican house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals making less than $250,000 per year. lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address the subject then? >> there was one very inquisiti inquisitive can. a group of young adults called the can kicks back. they say they are pressuring lawmakers to make sure they handle the debt responsibly.
. president obama will first arrive in tie land before moving on to cambodia and then on monday, he will actually make history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> gregg: extremely tight election is now over in the state of arizona. democrat ron barber won a full term representing the state's second congressional district. vote increase a special election picked him to finish out the remainder of gabrielle giffords' term. but last week's election, so very tight, took until today to declare a clear winner. >> heather: the tsa confirming to fox news a troubling weakness in our nation's airport security and if exploited, it could make it easier for passengers to take potentially dangerous items on board planes. dominic is live at l.a.x. in los angeles with more on this story. dominic? >> hey there. yes, this rather serious concerns about the boarding passes that are issued to passengers. they contain a bar code that has the passenger information, and level of security screening that they get. now, the passengers who signed up to the tsa's precheck flight prea
. a few moments ago president obama departed for his first overseas trip since winning re-election. he'll spend three days in thailand, myanmar and cambodia where he'll attend an asian summit. he'll also meet leaders from japan and china. his stop in myanmar will be a first as a u.s. president. >>> in missouri police arrest a man planning an aurora-style shooting in the premiere of "twilight." the suspect is 20-year-old blake lammers. police were tipped off by his mom. he purchased two assault rifles, 400 rounds of ammunition and was off his medication, and says that he was also thinking about shooting people in walmart. >>> in aurora, colorado, details finalized for dividing up the $5 million in donations to the theater shootings. families of the 12 people killed and five people who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis will get $220,000 each. six people who spent at least 20 days in the hospital will get $160,000 each and 13 others who spent lace time hospitalized will get $35,000 each. >>> the coast guard is searching for two missing crew members from an oil platform in the g
known as myanmar. burma has received the support from the obama administration for its efforts to restore democracy. along with myanmar, the four-day trip will include stops in tie land, cambodia, where he will attend east asia summit. >>> an update on that search for the missing oil rig workers following the explosion in the gulf of mexico. the coast guard is saying it plans to broaden its search for the two men. those who survived the blast were badly burned. it's believed the fire began when a torch was used to cut an oil line. officials were saying they believe an oily sheen in the water is residual oil from the platform and not an oil leak. >>> a new effort by the tsa aimed at reducing the long wait time to airport security checks may offer passengers some relief during the busy holiday traffic season. but now one tsa official is admitting there is a flaw in the system. now more on this story. dominic, what can you tell us? >> that's right. the tsa set up a travelers program about four years ago called precheck. what it does is it prescreens passengers so that when they go
that with iran's help. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> thank you very much. >>> president barack obama should be landing in thailand in about nine hours. he's on a three-day journey to asia where he'll attend the east asia summit. he'll also stop in cambodia and myanmar. his visit to myanmar where welcome signs are already up, will be the very first visit from an american president. i'm don lemon at the c nrx nrnn headquarters in atlanta. we'll have much more on the conflict in the middle east in the next hour, but in the meantime, wolf blitzer is back in "the situation room" after a very quick break. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and hea
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